Aspects of political participation in the gulf states

by Aftab Kamal Pasha

Publisher: Kalinga Publications in Delhi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 257 Downloads: 99
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-251) and index.

StatementA.K. Pasha.
LC ClassificationsJQ1840 .P37 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 257 p. ;
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL160417M
ISBN 108185163987
LC Control Number99936238

Matthew Gray provides a brief yet comprehensive profile of these six Gulf states and their modern political economy. Focusing on the postwar period, particularly the last 20 years, he examines the key factors that have shaped these nations’ economies and enabled them to . For most people, participation occurs every few years at election time. People strongly committed to politics are more likely to participate on a regular basis. Example: Conventional political participation includes voting, volunteering for a political campaign, making a campaign donation, belonging to activist groups, and serving in public office.   The history of the Gulf War has a multitude of components - including internal decisionmaking as well as diplomatic, economic, and conventional military activities. This briefing book primarily focuses on the intelligence, space operations, and Scud-hunting aspects of the war. The gulf naming dispute is the tip of an iceberg of linguistic, religious, historical, political, tribal, and economic cleavages between and across the gulf states. Iran’s official language is Farsi, and the majority of the population is Shiite Muslim, while the official language of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and.

From the era of the ancient Greek city-states through contemporary political philosophy, the idea of the common good has pointed toward the possibility that certain goods, such as security and justice, can be achieved only through citizenship, collective action, and active participation in the public realm of politics and public service. In effect, the notion of the common good is a denial. Arabian peninsula: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and Yemen All except Yemen joined to Gulf Corporate Council (GCC) on Population of Arab Gulf States: million Population of UAE: million ( – 15% locals) Social and Political background.   Oman, the highest-ranked of these states, was rd. (For comparison, the United States was ranked 61st, with percent of Congress composed of women members, while Israel was ranked 62nd, with 15 percent female representation in the Knesset.) Within this group, advances in political rights vary from country to country.

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This book opens with an interesting question: Why do monarchies, which seem to be dying out everywhere else, thrive in the Middle East.

The answer by Peterson, an expert on the Arabian peninsula who has already written fine books on Oman and North Yemen, is that the Emirs of the Arab Gulf have sought to be accountable to their citizens through a flexible mixture of traditional.

The Arab Gulf states: steps toward political participation. [John Peterson; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)] The answer by Peterson, an expert on the Arabian peninsula who has already written fine books on Oman and North Yemen, # Political participation--Persian Gulf States\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.

Reviews Kristian Coates Ulrichsen documents the startling rise of the Arab Gulf States as regional powers with international reach and provides a definitive account of how they have become embedded in the global system of power, politics, and policy-making.

Table of contents (11 chapters). Political Change in the Arab Gulf States explores the politics influencing the volatile situation in the region, as well as specific measures devised by regimes in power to adjust to the challenges of the current environment.

The authors first focus on the politics of seven Gulf states: Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the by: Book Description This book examines the political, economic and social transformation of the six member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the ways in which these states are both shaping, and being reshaped by, the processes of globalisation.

Explaining the different ways in which globalising forces have shaped new dimensions to the political economy of the Persian Gulf states, this book evaluates the changes that have occurred, especially in light of the ongoing global economic crisis. Situating the Gulf States firmly within their global twenty-first century context, this book will hold particular appeal to theorists of globalisation as well as to scholars of comparative politics, international political economy and area studies.

In one view, the Gulf Arab states have been largely successful; the glass is at least half full. In the glass-is-half-empty view, danger lurks in the aftermath of the Arab Awakening.

Hudson states that the book does not purport to choose sides, but to unravel the many complex facets of Gulf. The structure of the Gulf states regimes, employing essentially authoritarian characters, seems to continue without serious challenge.

Formal political participation is extremely limited, even in Kuwait with its parliament. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The Gulf States in International Political Economy by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.

London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan £68 hardcover£ e-book Arab uprisings for the Gulf States. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen contends that while in North Africa, Yemen, and Syria the political impact of the Arab uprisings has been transformative, in the Gulf States, pre-emptive economic largesse to counter the uprisings will have a political impact.

In the Gulf, economic challenges are linked with political. Political participation is action that influences the distribution of social goods and values (Rosenstone & Hansen, ). People can vote for representatives, who make policies that will determine how much they have to pay in taxes and who will benefit from social programs.

how political challenges in one Gulf country affect not only that state, but also the region as a whole. Analysis of political participation will be studied through the role of the constitutional amendments and political participation of minorities— namely women—in the GCC countries.

Covers a wider range of topics than do other textbooks and introductions to political sociology, although it gives little attention to microquestions. Includes a chapter on the political sociology of policymaking. Orum, Anthony, and John G.

Dale. Political sociology: Power and participation in the modern world. 5th ed. New York: Oxford. Observers of the Persian Gulf agree that the strategically critical region is undergoing profound changes.

These changes affecting the region run the gamut from rapid economic and infrastructural development to profound social and cultural changes resulting from diffusion, globalization, and the widespread introduction of American-style education.¹ This book concentrates on a series of.

It introduces the demographic characteristics of Mexican Americans, reviewing demographic research regarding this population’s participation in both traditional and nontraditional politics, and reviews the major historical events that led to the community’s political participation and activism today.

At the broadest level, the political economy of the Gulf is characterized by three general sets of developments. First, by and large, Gulf states are engaged in rapid economic growth and efforts at fostering massive infrastructural development.

Inthe countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were projected to have an economic. The book will be the first of its kind to be published by an educational institution based in Qatar, and breaks new ground in the literature on the international relations of the Middle East in general and the Gulf in particular.

This research situates the Gulf within a complex web of interconnected political and economic structures. One cannot. First, there is an analysis of the causes of the Gulf War, how it unfolds and its consequences on the Middle East societies and across the globe and secondly, the book examines the psychological aspects of conflict, leadership and its decision-making processes, and its consequences in regard to war (Renshon,p.

xviii). The Gulf States in International Political Economy. by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. International Political Economy Series. Share your thoughts Complete your review.

Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *. The events of the past five years have put an intense strain on the relationship between the United States and its traditional partners in the Arab world, particularly the countries that belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

As popular revolts have flared up across the Middle East, civil wars have broken out, and the. This unit covers how citizens participate directly and indirectly in the government of the United States. Learn about voting rights and voter turnout, how presidential and congressional elections work, and how linkage institutions like the media, political parties, and.

Indeed, the Gulf states need political cover in order to be taken seriously in their calls for a regional security conference, and this cover comes from the peace process.

By pursuing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East without a peace process underway, the Gulf states would be seen as making too many concessions to the United States without.

Gulf states may refer to. Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; Gulf Coast of the United States, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas; See also. Gulf (disambiguation). Today marks the 10th anniversary of the end of the Persian Gulf War, when U.S.

and allied troops forced the Iraqis out of Kuwait and a cease-fire was declared. According to a new Gallup poll, conducted Februaryas Americans reflect on their country's participation in that action a decade ago, they believe the situation in the Gulf region at that time was worth going to war over by a two.

Arab Gulf States, and Western interests there. The year marked a watershed in the way many of the littoral states viewed the Gulf States security. The centuries old British shield had been removed and new responsibilities for self-defense and regional policing fell by default to the American, in order to preserve the global and Western.

This book examines changes in the Persian Gulf security complex following the United States (US) invasion of Iraq infocusing on threats to the collective identities of two religious sects.

In the book, American Federalism: A View from the States, Daniel Elazar first theorized in that the United States could be divided into three distinct political cultures: moralistic, individualistic, and traditionalistic (Figure ). The diffusion of these cultures throughout the United States is attributed to the migratory patterns of.

The Gulf War occurred in and when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops. Gulf states, most notably the UAE, expect that new commercial ports in the Horn will provide them access to Africa’s expanding consumer class. They hope these acquisitions, together with ports in Yemen, will position them to shape the future of maritime trade in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean, especially as China’s trade to the.

Political science, the systematic study of governance by the application of empirical and generally scientific methods of analysis. As traditionally defined and studied, political science examines the state and its organs and institutions. The contemporary discipline, however, is considerably broader than this, encompassing studies of all the societal, cultural, and psychological factors that.